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Re: Front-paging nodes without readmore's

by AcidHawk (Vicar)
on Jan 09, 2003 at 06:52 UTC ( #225469=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Front-paging nodes without readmore's

I guess this is part of the reason we get to Consider the node before it is frontpaged.. ie ask one of the editors to add the READMORE tags.

As for using the front page, I hardly ever go there. But I do agree that it is the first place a new monk or potential monk will see. It's what I saw first.

How about limiting the number of posts allowed on the Monastery Gates and putting the ones with highest Reputation there first..? You would obviously also need to put a time limit on how long the node could stay on the Monastery Gates, otherwise we would have very very old nodes with high reputation there..

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Re: Re: Front-paging nodes without readmore's
by mojotoad (Monsignor) on Jan 09, 2003 at 07:11 UTC
    How about limiting the number of posts allowed on the Monastery Gates and putting the ones with highest Reputation there first..?

    I have to point out the obvious here -- while not a bad idea, you would no doubt want to combine this with some sort of freshness date. Otherwise each section in the gates would calcify as a "best of" archive, like specimens trapped in amber.

    Matt (mixer of similes and metaphors)

      There's also the question of whether it has a high rep because it was good or because it was the most noticed. Moving it higher on the front page is likely to raise the rep artificially, just as front-paging the node at all will raise the rep - regardless of the quality of the node. Thankfully, most front-paged nodes do tend to be of high quality.

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